Chicago Bears Draft: Get to know the team’s offensive UDFAs

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The Chicago Bears could have found themselves a diamond in the rough in Hall. I was surprised to see that he went undrafted.

One of the first signings the Chicago Bears made in the undrafted free agent market was Mizzou wide receiver, Emanuel Hall. The senior wide receiver saw time on the field during all four years of his collegiate career. He only played in eight games last season due to a groin injury while also suffering a personal tragedy of losing his father.

He accumulated over 2,000 yards receiving on 96 receptions to along with 16 touchdowns during his four years on campus. Hall is a speedster flashing a 4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. He also had an impressive 43.5 inch vertical jump. Scouts have already compared him to Mike Wallace, indicating he is a “one trick pony”, but he can certainly take the top off of a defense.

His yards per catch average of 24.8 and 22.4 in 2017 and 2018, respectively, were second in the nation. Just for comparison’s sake, these averages would have been far and away tops in the NFL for both seasons.

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Hall has a good shot at making this Bears roster, but his injury history could potentially plague his NFL career. It’s a low risk, high reward signing for the team.